Latinos In The Industry

Top Ten Tips To Wrap Up 2010
By Suzanne Lyons

Give Yourself the Best Holiday Gift Ever!

1) TAKING STOCK: Take a thorough serious look at your year. Go through your calendar, day timer, diary, etc. See where you are out of communication, out of touch, and out of integrity with colleagues, family and friends. Make a complete list.

2) COMMUNICATION: Take your list and write up what you would need todo or say to clean things up (to be complete). I am not saying that you have to take the actions. You can take the actions if you want to, but often just the act of acknowledging what is incomplete will have the issue disappear.


Joint Statement on Internet Openness from League of United Latin American Citizens and Latinos for Internet Freedom

Washington, D.C. - Over the past year, the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) and various groups comprising Latinos for Internet Freedom, whose leadership team includes National Hispanic Media Coalition (NHMC),, Center for Media Justice and Free Press, have debated the merits of network neutrality. As the FCC closes in on a final decision on December 21, 2010, members from both organizations issue this joint statement: "Although we disagree on some of the components of the proposed network neutrality regulations, there is one point on which we are in lock step: the FCC's network neutrality rules must apply equally to wireline and wireless internet access. Of course we understand that what is 'reasonable network management' may be slightly different over different types of connections. Cost is the primary barrier to broadband adoption, and Latinos are turning to their mobile phones as their only onramp to the internet. We are committed to finding ways to lower broadband costs by increasing competition through wireless access and other means. It is therefore essential that the FCC ensures that users of wireless and wireline services are protected by its openness rules."

Call For Entries: 14th Cine Las Americas International Film Festival

There is just one month left until the regular submission deadline for the 14th Cine Las Americas International Film Festival. Submit your film by January 14, 2011 and pay just US$20 (US$15 for students or NALIP members) for the regular entry fee.

To read the submission rules and guidelines, as well as to submit online, please visit

List of Nominees for the Golden Glode Awards
(AP) González Iñárritú's Biutiful and Edgar Ramírez of the miniseries "Carlos" among only Latinos to receive nominations. FULL STORY

Social Network tops L.A. Film Critics' Vote
Actor Edgar Ramírez receives runner up nods for his performance in the Olivier Assayas series "Carlos." FULL STORY

Jobs & Opportunities

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From the Editor
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Natalia Almada
NALIPster wins United States Artists Fellowship and Sundance Institute Documentary Film Grant

Estela Award winner Natalia Almada (LPA 2003), is one of two NALIPsters to win an unrestricted $50,000 grant from United States Artists (USA). She is pictured above with fellow Estela Award winner and USA grant recipient Almudena Carracedo (photo by Kevin Goggin)

Like the MacArthur grants, USA Fellowship winners can use the money as they wish. Nominations come from an anonymous group of arts executives, critics, scholars and artists whose membership changes each year; five-member panels of experts in each category recommend winners to the United States Artists board..

The Sundance Institute Documentary Film Program also recently awarded a grant to Natalia's latest project El Jardin (working title). Her new work explores the growth effect of Mexico's war on drugs on a El Jardin cemetery.

Two of the 22 projects awarded funds this year will be considered for the Sundance | Cinereach Project, part of a $1.5 million, three-year grant.

Carlos Sandoval
Arizona Project receives second Sundance Institute Documentary Film Program Grant

The award-winning director/producer of A Class Apart, Carlos Sandoval, along with his producing partner Catherine Tambini is one of 22 recipients of a Sundance Institute Documentary Film Program grant.

This latest award of financial assistance marks the second grant this year from Sundance for the collaborators' Arizona Project, which examines the the state's struggle with immigration.

Last July, the pair also received a development grant from The Cinereach Project at Sundance Institute initiative.

Edward James and Michael D. Olmos
Fuzeinc to produce animated Asian series "Chop Chops"

The series to be created for television and new media platoform distribution is a first in a slate of co-productions for Fuzeinc, which includes projects such as the sci-fi feature “The Helix,” written by Marvel scribe Bob Layton and to be directed by Michael D. Olmos


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